Colorado budget bill and more: 5 Things to Know for Thursday, March 29, 2018

Posted at 5:58 AM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-29 07:58:34-04

DENVER -- Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, March 29, 2018.

1. Colorado budget clears first hurdle
The House approved a state budget bill Wednesday night. The budget includes nearly $500 million for transportation projects around the state and $600 million more for the state's K-12 schools. It now goes to the Senate.

2. Coloradans' data still out there?
The Facebook data of 136,000 Coloradans obtained by British data firm Cambridge Analytica is still floating around despite claims it was destroyed, according to a Wednesday report from U.K.-based Channel 4 News. Click here for more.

3. North, South Korea to hold talks
The leaders of North and South Korea will meet on April 27 for the first time since 2007, the two countries announced Thursday after high-level talks.

4. Coffman applauds firing of VA Sec. David Shulkin
Rep. Mike Coffman got his long-awaited wish Wednesday when President Donald Trump announced he’d fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin amid a scandal involving his misuse of taxpayer money and infighting within his department.

5. A mild day ahead
For Denver and surrounding suburbs, temperatures early Thursday will be in the upper 20s and low 30s. Highs on Thursday will climb to around 50 degrees, but gusty northwest winds will make it feel colder.  Some scattered light rain showers may develop on the plains east of Denver, while light snow-showers continue in the mountains.